Memphis faces Western Conference-leader Golden State
Memphis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors face the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies are 20-20 on their home court. Memphis is 13-19 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Warriors have gone 35-16 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State is second in the NBA scoring 19.1 fast break points points per game, led by Kevin Durant averaging 4.6. In their last meeting on March 27, the Warriors won 118-103. Stephen Curry scored a team-high 28 points for Golden State in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Zeller is fifth on the Grizzlies scoring 12.7 points per game and averaging 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Bruno Caboclo has averaged 7.1 rebounds and added 12.1 points per game over the last 10 games for Memphis.
Durant ranks second on the Warriors averaging 26.1 points and has added 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. Curry has averaged 21.2 points and added 5.3 rebounds while shooting 43.0 percent over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 8-2, averaging 118.4 points, 46.4 rebounds, 30.5 assists, 8.4 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting.
Grizzlies: 3-7, averaging 108.3 points, 46.3 rebounds, 25 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points on 47.0 percent shooting.
Grizzlies Injuries: C.J. Miles: out (foot), Jonas Valanciunas: out for season (right ankle), Avery Bradley: out (knee/wrist), Dillon Brooks: out for season (toe), Joakim Noah: out (knee), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out for season (right quad soreness), Kyle Anderson: out for season (right shoulder soreness), Mike Conley: out (ankle).